Who Leads the NFL in Receiving Yards This Year?

After Cooper Kupp put together a dominant 2021 to lead the NFL in receiving yards, does he have an encore in store, or will he be dethroned? The likes of Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings and Ja’Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals will undoubtedly have something to say about that. Regardless, there’s no shortage of talented wideouts currently playing in the NFL. 

Rank Name Team Receiving Yards
1 Tyreek Hill Miami Dolphins 284
2 Stefon Diggs Buffalo Bills 270
3 Jaylen Waddle Miami Dolphins 240
4 Cooper Kupp Los Angeles Rams 236
5 Justin Jefferson Minnesota Vikings 232
6 A.J. Brown Philadelphia Eagles 224
7 Christian Kirk Jacksonville Jaguars 195
8 Courtland Sutton Denver Broncos 194
9 Ja’Marr Chase Cincinnati Bengals 183
10 Amon-Ra St. Brown Detroit Lions 180
11 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs 172
12 Rashod Bateman Baltimore Ravens 167
13. (Tie) Corey Davis New York Jets 160
13. (Tie) Drake London Atlanta Falcons 160
15 Noah Brown Dallas Cowboys 159
16 Mark Andrews Baltimore Ravens 156
17 Garrett Wilson New York Jets 154
18 Davante Adams Las Vegas Raiders 153
19 Jakobi Meyers New England Patriots 150
20 Dallas Goedert Philadelphia Eagles 142
21 Jarvis Landry New Orleans Saints 139
22 Nelson Agholor New England Patriots 138
23 Brandin Cooks Houston Texans 136
24 Tyler Lockett Seattle Seahawks 135
25 Robbie Anderson Carolina Panthers 134

The talent at wide receiver in the NFL is at an all-time level right now, and one of the most dynamic threats is Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Through two weeks of action, Hill’s already made his presence felt in Miami, highlighted by his explosive Week 2 performance over Baltimore, tallying 11 receptions for 190 yards and two touchdowns. If you give Hill any time or space, he will make you pay, and that’s why he’s the receiving yards leader heading into Week 3. 

Not far behind Hill is Buffalo Bills wideout Stefon Diggs. The Maryland product has found his connection again with Josh Allen, and he’s causing opposing defensive coordinators fits. Diggs has recorded back-to-back 100-yard receiving games and destroyed the Tennessee Titans secondary on Monday night, finishing with 148 yards and three scores. With so many weapons on offense in Buffalo, these numbers could be expected with his ability to separate and create space. 

The Miami Dolphins scored 42 points in their win against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, leading to their two top weapons being high on this list. Behind Hill was Jaylen Waddle on Sunday, which saw him catch 11 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns. One thing is for sure, it will be hard to scheme against the Dolphins’ offense when they have two weapons of this caliber.